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Dr. Nicholas Karis, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Karis

Rochester Regional Health

1415 Portland Ave Ste 240 Rochester, NY 14621

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(585) 922-3260


Dr. Nicholas Karis, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1996 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Karis accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Karis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karis performs Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Karis performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karis performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Karis performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karis performs Lung Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Karis performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Karis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. Karis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karis

4.4

Based on 7 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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This man literally saved my life!
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My name is Mary Kay Jones. I found Dr Karis to be compassionate, friendly, direct and honest. I found him to be sure of himself not pompous as I read in an earlier review. I certainly wouldn't allow a surgeon with no confidence to work on me. He told me to call with any questions that it's never a bother. Dr Karis did exactly what he said he would do. I'm alive and I can breath because of him. I would recommend this highly skilled surgeon to anyone that wants the best surgeon.
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I like to Thank Dr. Karis for his dedicated service for saving my life.
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Dr Karis and his office are excellent,couldn’t of asked for a better,right to the point dr-
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Dr Karis saved my life. That is what you need to know. He is a no nonsense, skilled surgeon, who explained completely the intricacies of my surgery before hand and how he was going to approach it. I went to Dr Karis not only because of his excellent reputation and experience, but he, himself, will tell you he is not a "cowboy" in the OR. I felt well cared for during an impossible situation and do not hesitate to recommend him.
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Lacks compassion, personal circumstances, physical presence. Pompous.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Nicholas Karis, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1996 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1996
Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1996

Awards

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)